[Dalāʾil al-khayrāt].

Record ID: 
183030
Accession number: 
MS W.60
Title: 
[Dalāʾil al-khayrāt].
Created: 
[16--]
Credit: 
Bequest; Julia Parker Wightman; 1994.
Description: 
121 leaves (1 column, 10 lines), bound : paper, ill. ; 235 x 155 mm.
Provenance: 
No. 162 in a dealer's catalogue (laid in between fols. 1v-2); Harry A. Levinson, Beverly Hills, CA; purchased by Julia Parker Wightman from Levinson in 1941; JPW 1812; Julia Parker Wightman Bequest in 1994.
Notes: 

Ms. signs of the good; written and illuminated in Iran, 17th century.
Decoration: 2 full-page miniatures (fol. 29v - the sanctuary of the Ka?ba; fol. 30 - the mosque at Medina including the 3 graves of Muhammad, Abu Bakr, and Umar), 14 illuminated title pages with headpieces (7 double page illuminated openings); each text page has center text framed with illuminated floral border, with illuminated motifs set into the surrounding translation.
The Arabic text is surrounded by a Persian translation in the border; some of the translation is written in nastaʻlīq.
Binding: 19th-century lacquer painting over pasteboard, floral sprays, floral and geometrical borders; lacquer-painted doublures with large palmette on red background, framed in floral and geometric borders, in red cloth folding case.

Variant Title: 

Signs of the good

Script: 
naskh and nasta'liq.
Language: 
In Arabic and Persian;
Century: 
Classification: